Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a further sign of the rapid internationalization of a civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake.

Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the CIA, the group’s commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War.

  • irishrus

    Pretty bad when your enemy, gets so impatient and pissed off, they have to show you how to fight your other enemy
    Muslim Presidents are shitty at foreign policy

  • Alain

    I am sure that once it is over the Obama administration will rush to ensure they are all pro homosexual and pro abortion. Those are clearly the priority for American foreign policy nowadays.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    WWIII anyone? Obama’s foreign policy triumphs again./sarc

  • simus1

    “Trained by the CIA”.
    Or as is mentioned in the Old Testament, “Making bricks without straw” missions.

  • Millie_Woods

    There’s been so many lies told about Syria that I don’t believe any news from there. Even their refugees are fake.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    All this will do is prolong the conflict even further. Iranians have not fought particularly well against an adequately armed enemy, and the regional Sunni powers will soon be answering with reinforcements and countermeasures of their own.

  • FactsWillOut

    Go Putin! Bomb those Jihadists! Lord know the western leaders are all in bed with them, and couldn’t care less.